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The Roosevelt Hot Springs Unit, Beaver County, Utah, was unitized in April 1976, and was the first geothermal unit approved by the United States Department of the Interior. Current plans call for start-up of a 20 Mw geothermal power plant in April 1984, with the Roosevelt Hot Springs Unit producing 2.5 million pound-mass/hr (172,500 bbl/d) of fluids. This paper outlines the various steps taken during development of the resource from 1976 to the expected 1984 start-up. The topics briefly discussed will consist of a geologic description, exploration review, testing and data collection, resource and reservoir evaluation, and the 20 Mw geothermal plant.
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